Gibson County SWCD Board Meeting:

Thursday- May 2nd, 2019 @ 2:00pm

USDA Service Center, 229 S Second Ave, Princeton IN  47670

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Attention Gibson County Producers & Landowners:  At times, Gibson County SWCD will have cost-share available for cover crops, no-till, & grid sampling with a very short turn around time. If you’d like to add your name to the list, please call the office with your name, cell phone number, and approximate acres. When (& if) funds are available, we may contact you! Priority is given to first-timers & those putting practices on HEL ground.


Callery/Bradford Pear invading Indiana Forests:

Callery pear, also known as flowering pear or Bradford pear, is among the most popular ornamental trees in the United States. The white flowers produced by the tree are one of the first signs of spring in the Midwest and Callery pear is a common feature of plantings, urban trees, and housing additions.

Unfortunately, the species is an aggressive invader of native forest, savanna, and prairie habitats across the eastern United States. Expansion of Callery pear is a serious problem as the species outcompetes and suppresses native species that are much more desirable for wildlife habitat and forest health.

Click the link below to learn what you can do to help control Callery Pear!

Callery Pear Press Release

Spring is here, but it’s never too late to plant for pollinators!

Stop by the office and grab some FREE pollinator seed packets before they’re gone!

Thank you Bayer Pharmaceuticals for donating the seed packets!




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A note from Pheasants Forever:

Free corn and sorghum food plot seed is available to landowners through the Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbird’s Initiative.

If interested, please contact Emily Jacob, 812-699-0264.


Future Events:


Pike-Gibson CISMA Meeting

June 11th at 1pm CST

Meeting will be held at the Gibson County SWCD office.

We hope to see you there!


Join us for our “Women 4 The Land” Pollinator Workshop

June 26th from 3pm-6pm CST

We will have a small group session, light refreshments, and a field visit to a local pollinator garden!

Call our office to register for this event at 812-385-5033 ext. 3


Save the Date for our Regional Ag Forum!